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Denis Bartel
Blood soaked shirt .. Effect or Set?
on Nov 15, 2016 at 10:54:59 pm

Hi everyone,

im helping someone with some effects. Im using Ae 2017.

For the end of his short film he wants to show a guy, getting shot.
After the bullet hits, he falls to the floor and his shirt is soaking the blood.

Is there a realistic way to animate this effect in Ae or should one use instruments right on the set?
Im very grateful for your answers and im sorry for the bad english ?

Greetings from Germany

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Dave LaRonde
on Nov 15, 2016 at 11:29:06 pm
Last Edited By Dave LaRonde on Nov 15, 2016 at 11:31:07 pm

I wouldn't use AE for this. There is always the ever-present danger that it won't look right.
You would be better off doing this is a practical effect when shooting. Then the soaking will look real.

Yes, it takes time, effort, practice and more money. But you could easily spend much more time making it look real in AE.

Dave LaRonde
Promotion Producer
KGAN (CBS) & KFXA (Fox) Cedar Rapids, IA

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John Cuevas
Re: Set.
on Nov 16, 2016 at 3:12:50 pm

Back in college we did this effect by having a tube running to wear the impact was supposed to be connected to a super soaker(water pistol) filled with fake blood. Just required framing the shot correctly so you couldn't see it. Then it was just a matter of editing it well for the desired look.

Johnny Cuevas, Editor

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Michael Szalapski
Re: Blood soaked shirt .. Effect or Set?
on Nov 16, 2016 at 3:55:34 pm

Definitely something to do on set rather than in post. It's going to look much, much better and it's going to be a lot more fun to do.

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